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  • May 27 2020 | 10:16 pm

    Rio Tinto admits damaging Australian Aboriginal heritage site

    Sydney: Anglo-Australian mining giant Rio Tinto has admitted damaging ancient Aboriginal rock shelters in the remote Pilbara region — blasting near the 46,000-year-old heritage site to expand an iron ore mine. Traditional owners said the culturally significant cave in Juukan Gorge, Western Australia — one of the earliest known sites occupied by Aboriginals in Australia […]

  • Hong Kong violence prompts debate but no division among protesters
    Oct 14 2019 | 11:55 am

    Hong Kong violence prompts debate but no division among protesters

    Hong Kong: Hong Kong’s more hardline pro-democracy protesters have embraced increased violence towards private property, businesses and even people, triggering some soul-searching within the movement. But few moderates are willing to abandon their more radical comrades. Even by the standards of Hong Kong’s summer of rage, the last fortnight has been brutal.

  • UN General Assembly to spotlight climate change: Guterres
    Sep 19 2019 | 04:56 pm

    UN General Assembly to spotlight climate change: Guterres

    New York: The 74th session of the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA 74) will spotlight climate change in the coming days when leaders gather at the UN headquarters in New York to discuss issues of common concern, UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres said Wednesday.

  • American 16-year-old becomes solo Fortnite champ, winning $3 mn
    Jul 29 2019 | 11:13 am

    American 16-year-old becomes solo Fortnite champ, winning $3 mn

    New York: American Kyle Giersdorf, alias “Bugha,” became the first Fortnite world champion in the solo division, winning $3 million at age 16. Originally from Pennsylvania, the young gamer took the lead in the first of six games and never looked back.

  • Forced labour to high finance: Hong Kong investor’s unlikely journey
    Jul 29 2019 | 11:07 am

    Forced labour to high finance: Hong Kong investor’s unlikely journey

    Hong Kong: Exiled to the Gobi Desert at the age of 15, Weijian Shan’s days were marked by gnawing hunger and back-breaking forced labour. But his sense of hope was kept alive by an unlikely source — insecticide manuals. Now one of Asia’s top financiers and the head of Hong Kong-based private equity firm PAG, […]

  • US spacecraft’s solar sail successfully deploys
    Jul 24 2019 | 03:34 pm

    US spacecraft’s solar sail successfully deploys

    Houston: A new spacecraft’s solar sail successfully deployed Tuesday one month after launch, as it journeys around earth carrying a small satellite. LightSail 2, as the spacecraft is called, will harness the momentum of packets of light energy known as photons.

  • One giant leap: 50 years ago, humanity’s first steps on the Moon
    Jul 21 2019 | 03:49 pm

    One giant leap: 50 years ago, humanity’s first steps on the Moon

    New York: “That’s one small step for man, one giant leap for mankind”: it was with these words that Neil Armstrong became the first person to set foot on the Moon 50 years ago, an occasion celebrated by space enthusiasts globally Saturday. The era-defining event was watched by more than half a billion people around […]

  • Washington first US state to legalize human composting
    May 21 2019 | 11:35 am

    Washington first US state to legalize human composting

    New York: Washington on Tuesday became the first US state to legalize human composting after its eco-friendly governor signed a bill to that effect in a bid to cut carbon emissions from burials and cremations. Under the new law that will go into effect in May of next year, people who die in the state […]

  • Pakistan police arrest doctor after 90 infected by HIV syringe
    May 03 2019 | 06:42 pm

    Pakistan police arrest doctor after 90 infected by HIV syringe

    Karachi: At least 90 people, including 65 children, are believed to have been infected with the HIV virus in Pakistan by a doctor using a contaminated syringe, officials said Friday. “We have arrested a doctor after receiving complaints from the health authorities,” said Kamran Nawaz, the local police chief heading the case in the southern […]

  • Sri Lanka Easter attack toll hits 290
    Apr 21 2019 | 04:18 pm

    Sri Lanka Easter attack toll hits 290

    Colombo: The death toll from bomb blasts that ripped through churches and luxury hotels in Sri Lanka rose dramatically Monday to 290 — including dozens of foreigners — as police announced new arrests over the country’s worst attacks for more than a decade. More than 500 people were injured in the Easter Sunday assault that […]

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